Astrology 411: What does May have in store for you? One astrological sign should be on the lookout for past lovers. For another sign, love, money and values will all take center stage this month! Read on to find out if those April showers will actually bring May flowers! For an in-depth, personalized reading on your own birth chart, which will help you gain insight into your love life, career, money, your strengths, soul’s purpose, and even your karmic past, you can contact Danielle at!

Aries, with Uranus (planet of revolution and reform) still in your solar 1st house of self, I bet you’re getting used to things getting a little shaken…and sometimes stirred! Would you like a little umbrella with that drink? Uranus is the master of surprise. And by surprise, I really mean WTF just happened?! So, take a deep breath and continue to go with the flow while avoiding going postal on anyone if (and when) your plans change…especially if they change last minute because, like I said, Uranus likes to revolutionize everything in a dramatic way. Meanwhile back at the ranch, transiting Venus (love and money) is in your solar 3rd house of communications and will be turning retrograde on May 15th for 40 days. This is a good time to rethink how you communicate… and especially how you do so when in love. Can you hear me now?

Happy birthday Taurus! Transiting Jupiter and the Sun are both conjuncting your natal Sun…drum roll please…this is a huge opportunity for growth, expansion, and did I mention opportunity? Venus (love, money, and values) is your ruling planet and since it’s going retrograde on May 15th, this is an extra important time for you. Plus, Venus is transiting your solar 2nd house of self worth. So, the real emphasis this month is on you and rethinking how you value yourself. Are you being treated correctly? Perhaps you’re not getting fair treatment from others because you are actually not treating yourself with love and respect. With retrogrades, something has to go backward in order to go forward again. Besides your own self worth, be on the lookout for old loves and even past-life lovers.  If they come back into your life during this time, it’s important to listen to their message. Key word, listen…and take a step back. What is meant to be will be, so let it unfold naturally.

Gemini, Venus is still in your solar 1st house of self and this means love, money, and values are all taking center stage for YOU this month. When Venus turns retrograde on May 15th, it’s time to really re-look at what you value. What do you want out of love? Should you be focusing on your career instead? What’s your first priority? These questions should be answered… and yes, while you’re playing a game of Sudoku (wait, do people still play that? Am I stuck in the Stone Age?) or playing with one of your millions of apps. We know how you like to multitask, and come to think of it, this actually helps you clear your mind so that the answers can come through more easily. For you, distraction is a good thing to get the fear and the ego out of the way. While you’re at it, try rubbing your stomach and patting your head…why is that still so hard to master??

Cancer, Pluto (deep, soul level transformation) has been transiting your solar 7th house of committed relationships for a long time, and will be there for…ummm, how do you say…a  long time? (Me love you long time.) No need to worry; it’s transforming who comes into and stays in your life. This can be uneasy at times and we know that you feel things more so than some of the other signs, so just make sure to express your feelings. Transiting Mars (action and aggression) just went direct and is in your solar 3rd house of communication, so do what my mom always told me and… “Use your words.” Hmm, guess that helped since I’m writing this now. Thanks mom! Fist pump. Yes, express your feelings instead of being Officer Crab McCrabster and stuffing them in until you explode…because when they come out, you (more than anyone) know that you can make Hurricane Andrew look like a breath of fresh air. Poof!

Leo, May is a good month to focus on your career. However, since Venus (love and money) is going retrograde on May 15th, don’t expect a payout until after June 27th. However, with so many planets transiting your solar 10th house of career, you will be sure to shine. Now…I can’t promise everyone will like what you have to say, but I can promise they will surely be entertained. As long as you are honest with yourself and doing what you love, the money will follow! And since Venus rules money AND love…you just might get a surprise knock on the door…wink wink.

Virgo, I know we’ve touched a lot on work themes for you. However, this month is another important one…so here it goes. Venus (love and money) is in your solar 10th house of career. Where’s the ‘but’? But, it will be going retrograde on May 15th until June 27th. And this means what? It means that something karmic is happening with your career. When planets go retrograde, they ask us to go within and to take a step back in order to go forward again. Is there something in your career that needs to change? Have you been thinking of a new project and waiting to explore it more? Now is the time to go back in order to move 100 steps forward. Afterward you will wonder what took you so long to get started.

Libra, Venus (love and money) turns retrograde on May 15th, and since it’s your ruling planet, (as well as for your dear friend Taurus) you are both more affected by it than some other signs. Luckily for you, Venus is a “softer” energy than some other planets. For you men out there, don’t worry, I just mean it’s easier to work with – you’re still manly. Grrrrr. (Back to the show). While Venus transits your solar 9th house of philosophical beliefs and higher education, and just before it turns retrograde, it conjuncts with the asteroid ‘karma.’ No coincidence here, all themes point to a perfect karmic alignment in the stars giving you time to rethink and alter your value system, beliefs, and your overall view on life and how you go about it. Ok, ok, let’s not doing anything meshugenah! But go within, and it will help you externally. As above, so below…

Scorpio, your solar 7th house of committed relationships is packed right now! There’s lots going on and when Mercury (communication) moves into Taurus on May 9th, you will have even more reason to talk about the latest and greatest with your partner. The transiting Sun is also conjuncting transiting Jupiter. This can sometimes lead to a slight overindulgence in some aspects of your life, but generally it is a positive aspect and allows for much growth and opportunity. Since all these planets are in your solar 7th house, they will be opposing your natal sun. Again, the theme here is balance and relationships Scorpio. You seem to have a lot going on in your love life; however, it does not surprise me considering how sensual you are. Embrace it. You were born with these energies for a reason. Someone’s gotta turn up the heat! Baby, it’s cold outside.

Sagittarius, since Venus (love, money, and values) is still transiting through Gemini, it’s opposing your natal Sun. As I have talked about before, oppositions manifest themselves in relationships. This opposition between your solar 1st house (self) and your solar 7th house (committed relationships) is asking you to look at what you value and if that is reflected in your partner. Is it in sync with how you want to live your life? When Venus goes retrograde, it puts an even greater emphasis on looking within to see if your outer world is a clear manifestation of your true inner desires. Ask and be honest with yourself. Are you going back and forth? Feel like you’re doing a balance act? Well, you are. You’re learning to juggle like the best of them. Yes. You. Can. Hey, at this point feel free to join me in the circus…you never know. Lions and tigers and bears….oy vey!

Capricorn, Mercury (communication) enters Taurus on May 9th and moves into your solar 5th house of love, romance, and creativity…and when it trines Pluto the following week things will be looking even better. I suggest you talk about the fun stuff with your partner, but also get to the things that are lying beneath the surface. With Pluto making a positive aspect to Mercury, you will be able to get beneath the façade and come out on top. Don’t worry if things in the love department have been going a little sour, it’s now time to turn your lemons into lemonade (even Clemenade if you can!) It starts with talk, talk, and more talk. And since all this activity is ruling your 5th house of fun, throw in some laughs while you’re at it. Don’t be so serious Cappy. Well, do it for a little while…but then have some fun!

Aquarius, with Saturn still transiting your solar 9th house of travel, higher education, and philosophical beliefs, I bet you’ve been looking deep inside yourself and trying to figure out what you actually believe in. Saturn has been asking you to get real on the bigger picture in your life. Maybe you’ve picked up a new belief system? Perhaps your old ways were just not working for you anymore? This is a good thing. The Universe is asking you to re-think what was once working for you and see if it still applies to the new you. Long distance travel in the future? Perhaps, but if you are going somewhere, it looks like it may be more of a long-term stay. This is also good for you. Perhaps it’s the change that you need. Use that uniqueness that you possess to expand your horizons.

Pisces, Saturn has been in your solar 8th house of intimacy and trust for some time now. Since Saturn is the task master of the zodiac, it can put the brakes on just about anything. Why? Because it’s teaching you how to restrain yourself and not indulge in just about everything…and everyone! Hmm, yeah that can fit here too. With Saturn in your house of intimacy, it’s asking you to think before you act. Put up boundaries that Pisces does not usually have. Act responsibly! (Hmm, is this a Trojan commercial now?) No, I’m just the messenger, but the point is just because “they say” brussels sprouts are good for you, doesn’t mean you should eat the whole vegetable garden…get my point Pisces? Hope so, I’m still trying to figure this one out…but I think you know what I mean.


Danielle Paige is a writer, astrologer, and healer who is passionate about helping people understand the energies they were born under and using them to live the life they’ve dreamed of. This column is meant for entertainment purposes and to give a general overview of each sign. For an in-depth, personalized reading on your own birth chart, which will help you gain insight into your love life, career, money, your strengths, soul’s purpose, and even your karmic past, you can contact Danielle at
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